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  • University of California Irvine School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Irvine
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What specialty do you want to go into and why?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"What other schools did you apply to?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Where have you interviewed?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why didn't you apply to UC San Diego?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"UCI is REALLY your first choice? (with a shocked tone - rhetorical, but difficult to respond to since I was surprised)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, UCI website, discussion with students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"communal learning, location, resident prices, accessible staff, the side programs, Spanish speaking emphasis, the happiness and niceness of the student body and faculty" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the facilities seem pretty old and closed in. Sometimes it looks like a shadow of the undergrad facilities (the library is really nice). The kicker - a student talking to the group and saying the only reason she decided on UCI was because it was the only one she got into (didn't make me feel good about going there). But, in her defense she says she loves it there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the tour wouldn't include any of the labs, that they didn't have an open file, that the interview groups were groups of 40" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Showed up at 8 to take the tour from a guy who didn't seem to care that he was in med school and empasized how much people don't go to class (that wasn't very impressive), came back at 9 for b-fast then had two 2nd years talk about how no one goes to class (sensing a pattern?). They did talk about programs that UCI has and those seemed impressive. A faculty member came in and did a summary of the day and did a "pep talk." Student interview - you sit outside and talk on the grass. That is a very relaxed conversation. Faculty interview at the med center (20 minute shuttle ride arranged by the school) - weird, but I think it was ok. And that was it." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

LGB

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/26/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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